Volodin: there should be no foreign agents among journalists

“What & nbsp; Regards Foreign Agents & nbsp; & mdash; of course, their & nbsp; not & nbsp; should be among journalists. The law is designed to protect our country from & nbsp; foreign interference & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said Volodin (quoted by & nbsp; TASS). He & nbsp; emphasized that & nbsp; limiting foreign interference will allow Russia to develop more efficiently.

The State Duma Speaker noted that the deputies “refused from shares of foreign companies, refused deposits in foreign banks and much more.”

“; So & nbsp; and & nbsp; journalists need to do & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; I am sure & nbsp; he.

According to the new version of Art. & nbsp; 6 of the law on & nbsp; media, the Ministry of Justice can recognize as a foreign agent any media outlet that receives funding or property from & nbsp; & nbsp; “ foreign bodies '' or citizens directly or through & nbsp; Russian legal entities.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke in favor of & nbsp; discussion of the law on & nbsp; media-foreign agents with the & nbsp; professional community.

November 16 & nbsp; amendments to the & nbsp; law sent to the State Duma the Union of Journalists of Russia (UJR) and the & nbsp; Council for the & nbsp; Development of Civil Society and & nbsp; Human Rights (HRC). They propose to be recognized as a foreign agent only after warning and & nbsp; through & nbsp; court. For & nbsp; non-indication of the status of a media foreign agent when & nbsp; citing it, the HRC and & nbsp; UJR proposed to fine not & nbsp; immediately, but & nbsp; after a warning and & nbsp; with & nbsp; the ability to eliminate the defect.



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